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arrangement next march were now at "60—40". number 10 has insisted it remains confident it can get a good deal. a world war ii vintage plane has crashed in the swiss alps, killing all 20 people on board. crashed in the swiss alps, the aircraft had been returning from locarno in the south of the country, and is thought to have been carrying tourists. and is thought to have among the dead are three members of the same family. hundreds of firefighters are tackling forest fires in portugal, as temperatures continue to be at record levels. one blaze in southern portugal has been burning since friday, with the effort to combat it including aircraft dropping water. spain's emergency services are also engaged in fighting fires along its border with portugal. engaged in fighting fires the president of venezuela, nicolas maduro, says an attempt has been made on his life using drones packed with explosives. he was attending a military parade in caracas when the alleged attack occurred. parade in caracas when he escaped without injury, but officials say seven soldiers were hurt. but officials say seven katy watson reports. but officials say seven mr maduro‘s speech started off
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like all the others, a rallying call on state television to support his revolution. and then this happened. to support his revolution. the sound cuts off. the television pictures continue to roll. at this point, you can hear what sounds like panicked officials trying to protect mr maduro, while in the distance, a small group of soldiers start to move. while in the distance, a small group and then chaos. while in the distance, a small group the broadcast gets cut. while in the distance, a small group from a nearby apartment block, you can see the military parade emptied, the sound of emergency sirens hardly heard above people's screams. sirens hardly heard anti—riot police move in, shields in hand. mr maduro likes to tell the world that there is order in venezuela. these pictures show otherwise. that there is order in venezuela. but within hours, he returned on screen, defiant. translation: i've no doubt that everything points to the right, to the venezuelan ultra—right,
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in cahoots with the colombian ultra—right, and the colombian president is behind this attack. the colombian government deny any involvement. the aftermath felt chaotic. deny any involvement. the secret service, a common sight in venezuela, was out in force. but what is missing is the evidence. in venezuela, was out in force. where are these drones that tried to kill mr maduro? without that, conspiracy theories abound. what people are concerned about is that mr maduro will use these images to justify a further crackdown on his political opponents. crackdown on his katy watson, bbc news. crackdown on his tributes have been pouring in for the veteran entertainer barry chuckle, one half of the chuckle brothers, who has died at the age of 73. of the chuckle brothers, alongside his brother, paul, he became a fixture on children's television from the 1980s onwards. he became a fixture on children's david sillito looks back at his career. i tell you what, move it towards me a bit. right. it towards me a bit. to me... it towards me a bit. to me, to you. it towards me a bit.
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for more than 30 years, barry elliott was barry chuckle. barry elliott it was a comic career dominated by a never—ending struggle with awkward bits of furniture. by a never—ending struggle you could saw a bit off the cue. by a never—ending struggle their children's tv show began in the 1980s. the act was made up of the classic musical routines that they had grown up with. of the classic musical routines the whole family was in show business. can you stop the music and let me have...? music reaches crescendo and let me have...? 0h! and let me have...? their dad was a comedian. and let me have...? their older brothers were also an act, the patton brothers. were also an act, and young barry and paul continued the family trade. there was some early success on opportunity knocks and new faces, but chucklevision changed everything for the rotherham duo. i am sven from sweden. for the rotherham duo. i am ethel...from rotherham. for the rotherham duo. it is a sad day in rotherham. for the rotherham duo. yeah, he was very much from rotherham and he was very grounded to the area. yeah, his heart was here, definitely.
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it was a big part of my childhood. was here, definitely. like, going to my grandparents‘ and watching it with my grandad. yeah, it is really sad. and watching it with my grandad. it was slapstick and i loved it. and watching it with my grandad. among the tributes today, jack whitehall, david walliams and tinchy stryder, who had even recorded a song with them. # wait, i swear you're the chuckle brothers # you must be... # barry # and he's... # paul # nah, something feels weird # where's your ladders? # in the van # go get 'em, barry # what, now? # yes # hang on, it's tinchy... # and just over 50 years after their first tv success, his brother paul said today: after their first tv success, entertainer barry chuckle, who's died at the age of 73. with all the sport now, here's lizzie greenwood hughes at the bbc sport centre. here's lizzie greenwood hughes thanks very much. good evening. manchester city picked up where they left off, winning the first silverware of the new football season. the premier league champions beat chelsea 2—0 in
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the community shield at wembley. beat chelsea 2—0 in patrick gearey reports. beat chelsea 2—0 in under beat chelsea 2—0 in blue skies and through shaded eyes, under blue skies and through shaded eyes, football is back if it ever went away a! european qualifiers began weeks ago, for a start, and both of these teams are bad pre—season toui’s. both of these teams are bad pre—season tours. manchester city's featured 18—year—old phil foden, a young englishman who they see is the future, and he set up a star of the recent past. aguero! a great's 200th goalfor the club, recent past. aguero! a great's 200th goal for the club, if recent past. aguero! a great's 200th goalfor the club, if he represents city's continuity, at chelsea it is all change, meet maurizio sarri, their new manager, a former banker with a gambler‘s instinct for attack on easy in theory than practice against a side like this. aguero again. time for a against a side like this. aguero again. time fora break, temperatures at wembley meant water and instructions were taken. it took until the final minutes for anything to filter three for chelsea, tammy abraham sorted by claudio bravo, 2—0 it finished. pep guardiola's
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champions seem in no mood to settle. this shield is a statement. patrik kuril, bbc news. aberdeen spoilt steven gerrard's first league game in charge of rangers — with an injury—time equaliser in the scottish premiership. with an injury—time equaliser james tavernier had given rangers the lead from the penalty spot, after they'd already had alfredo morelos sent off. but teenager bruce anderson levelled for aberdeen in the 93rd minute. elsewhere hibs beat motherwell 3—0. for aberdeen in the 93rd minute. ireland's fairy tale at the hockey world cup has ended with a heavy defeat in the final in london. the team of amateurs were beaten 6—0 by the defending champions and the top—ranked side, the netherlands. jo currie is there for us. side, the netherlands. yes, side, the netherlands. ireland's arts may be broke this yes, ireland's arts may be broken this evening but in the end they we re this evening but in the end they were simply outclassed by the world number one team who in front of a sell—out crowd in the olympic park, have sealed and eight world title. the dutch overran the irish early on, setting a relentless pace. 4—0
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up on, setting a relentless pace. 4—0 up at half—time with my loop the next‘s goldie pic of the bunch. they added another two in the second half while ireland failed to register a shot on target. —— with malou pheninckx‘s the bigger the bunch. once the dust has settled, though, the irish can reflect on what has been an incredible journey at this tournament, a team made up of mostly pa rt—timers, tournament, a team made up of mostly part—timers, ranked tournament, a team made up of mostly pa rt—timers, ranked 16th tournament, a team made up of mostly part—timers, ranked 16th in the world, have turned the world of hockey on its head and many of these players will return to their day jobs in the coming days safe in the knowledge that they have changed the face of women's hockey in ireland. thank you. great britain's laura kenny won her second gold of the european championships in glasgow, despite admitting she's still not back to her best since having her first baby last year. since having her first the four—time olympic champion won the elimination race, her 12th european title, asjoe wilson reports. laura asjoe wilson reports. kenny in glasgow is carefull' measuring laura kenny in glasgow is carefully measuring her progress. motherhood meant a break. she says sports now
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comes the second but she still finishes first. 19 riders began the elimination race. the slowest were removed until two sprinted for gold. laura kenny not in a bad position. it isa laura kenny not in a bad position. it is a thrilling format and laura kenny loves it and so did the spectators. laura kenney draws clear and the gold medal awaits laura kenny as she wins the european title! laura kenny came to speak to me and it seemed their ears were ringing from the cheers. i wanted to ask, are you surprising yourself by what you have managed here so far?l little bit, yeah, i rode in the world is and i was pretty average and coming back here, i did not know how it was going to go. that's my first individual event. i felt pretty shaky to begin with, i have to admit, but once i settled into my really enjoyed it and that is howl used to feel. and you stand on the podium as if she had never been away. jo wilson, bbc news, glasgow. that's it. away. jo wilson, bbc news, glasgow. we're back with the late news at 10pm.
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now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. hello. you're watching the bbc news channel with shaun ley. it's now just coming it's nowjust coming up to 6:10pm. more now that the venezuelan president, nicolas maduro has angrily condemned political opponents — including the united states and colombia — accusing them of being behind of what he says is an attempt to assassinate him. he said there would be no forgiveness for those responsible for what he said was a drone attack while he was addressing a military parade in the capital, caracas. president donald trump's national security adviser, john bolton, has suggested the incident might have been set up by the venezuelan government itself. the interior minister, meanwhile, says six "terrorists" have been detained over the explosions. venezuela's defence minister, vladimir padrino lopez, has spoken in the last couple of hours. he condemned the alleged assassination attempt, calling it a "cowardly action". translation: we inform the venezuela people and to the whole world
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the firmest and categorical repudiation to this cowardly action that wants to break the peace and tranquility of the nation. arturo wallace is a correspondent for bbc mundo. an earlier, he came into the studio to explain what is known about the attack. there were two loud explosions while president maduro was giving his speech. several soldiers were injured. pictures show some of the people in the parade with blood on theirface. and also a nearby building, where you can see what looks like the remains of an explosion. exactly what happened, or who was behind it is still under dispute. the government is adamant that there were two drones carrying explosives, and that also seems to be backed up by the claim of a very little—known opposition group called soldiers in t—shirts, who said they had this planned, this operation phoenix, by which they were trying to detonate two drones carrying
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ca explosives near to the stage where president maduro was speaking. there are reports in colombia and venezuela, and the government in the past have made many allegations of assassination attempts without providing any sort of evidence. lots of people are very sceptical. it was reported earlier that several firemen who attended the scene have told them that the explosion was caused by the explosion of a gas tank in a nearby apartment. and so on and so forth. the government says they have captured some people already and they have evidence and they will be providing, showing those on monday. arturo wallace there. all 20 people on board a vintage aircraft which crashed in the swiss alps late on saturday are now known to have died. swiss police say the junker 52, flown byju air, came down on a remote mountainside in the east of the country. the cause of the crash remains unclear. imogen foulkes reports from berne. the vintage junker 52,
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dating from 1939, was on a two—day excursion flight from locarno in the south up to zurich in the north. it was full, 17 passengers and three crew making the most of the clear summer weatherfor a flight across the alps. but somewhere above the 3,000—metre piz segnas mountain, something went wrong. today, crash investigators revealed their preliminary findings. translation: based on the situation at the crash site, we can say that the aircraft smashed into the ground almost vertically at relatively high speed. the exact cause is still to be investigated. what we can rule out at this point is there wasn't any collision with another aircraft, nor with an obstacle such as a cable. but establishing exactly what happened will take some time. the elderly plane had no black box flight recorder, and the remote alpine location of the crash means there
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was little radar monitoring. the scene of the accident remains closed. the bodies of the victims — 17 from switzerland and three from austria — are still being recovered. imogen foulkes, bbc news, berne. the family of the missing woman samantha eastwood have thanked the public for their support after police in staffordshire found a body this weekend. the family have also asked for their privacy to be respected. the midwife went missing just over a week ago. three men are in custody, one on suspicion of murder. police in london have launched a murder investigation after a man in his 20s was stabbed to death in kingston—upon—thames last night. the man was found in cambridge gardens and was pronounced dead at the scene. officers are in the process of informing the man's family. no arrests have been made. thousands of homes and businesses in east nottinghamshire are without water this
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evening because of a burst main pipe in the village of epperstone. severn trent has sent tankers to deliver supplies to those affected, and has been taking bottled water to vulnerable customers. navtej johal has the details. another scorching summer's day, and severn trent has been feeling the heat. these people have been without water since the early hours and have come to bingham leisure centre to collect some of the thousands of bottles provided by the company this afternoon. it's kind of crazy. it's so difficult. it's like somebody cuts your arm off, it's dreadful. i live in an area where there are five houses in a close community, so they have given me water for everybody. we have just woken up and we have had no water at all in the house. we also have two elderly neighbours and they have got nothing. they are boiling in this heat as well. thousands have been affected, many of them with no running water at all. the taps have been dry injo's home in bingham all day. we came down the stairs to make a cup of tea, turned the tap on.
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nothing happened. so it is a bit like, "oh, nothing, absolutely nothing." this burst water pipe in epperstone in nottinghamshire is where the problem began. workers were on site here at 1:30am this morning to repair a 20—inch pipe, one of the biggest in the area, which created this hole when it burst. the same pipe burst in 2016 too, also leaving thousands without water then. severn trent has apologised to customers and says more than half of those affected have now got their normal water supply back. it says engineers remain at epperstone and it is doing everything it can to get all supplies restored as soon as possible. meanwhile, the bingham collection point will remain open until ten o'clock tonight. navtej johal, bbc eadt midlands today. president maduro of venezuela has blamed right—wing opponents and colombia for what he says was an assassination attempt using drones carrying explosives. jeremy corbyn apologised on social media over anti—semitism in the labour party, after his deputy warned
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labour could disappear into a "vortex of eternal shame" if the issue wasn't resolved. the government publishes plans to change organ donation in england to an opt—out system from 2020. at present, donors have to sign up to the nhs register. and those are her headlines at 6:17pm. a second major earthquake in a week has struck the indonesian island of lombok. the latest earthquake, with a magnitude of seven, prompted the authorities to issue a tsunami warning. that's now been lifted. at least 16 people were killed in last week's earthquake which also left more than 500 hikers stranded on a mountain on lombok. the australian government has announced more aid for farmers as parts of the country suffer the worst dry spell in living memory. the prime minister, malcolm turnbull, says it's important to respond to what he calls "exceptional" circumstances. the extra £108 million brings the total relief measures in all to more than £370 million. in the united states,
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first lady melania trump has expressed her support for the basketball star lebronjames, hours after her husband made insulting remarks about him on twitter. the player had said in an interview that mr trump was "divisive" and had "emboldened racists". our washington correspondent chris buckler has more. lebron james is without any doubt one of the biggest stars in american sports. when he recently signed for the la lakers, it made the headlines, but he's found himself in the news again because of his criticism of donald trump. on cnn, he accused the president of using sport to split the us apart, and it's not the first time he's spoken out against mr trump. i'm not going to let — while i have this platform — to let one individual, no matter the power, no matter the impact that he should have, or she should have, ever use sport as a platform to divide us. in an angry tweet, donald trump fired back at both the basketball
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star and the news network, saying... but lebronjames has a surprising ally in this latest fight — mr trump's own wife. a statement by the first lady's spokeswoman said melania trump was impressed by lebronjames‘ work to do good things on behalf of the next generation. he has just opened a new school for at—risk students in his home—town in ohio. mrs trump made clear that she was open to the idea of going to visit it. i love you too, man. i really do. that's a sign of support from lebron james, even as he feuds with her husband. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. let's get more now on the wildfires that continue to spread across portugal as temperatures sit
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around record levels. hundreds of firefighters have been tackling one blaze in the algarve — which has been burning since friday. our correspondent, alison roberts is in lisbon for us. it's not the first outbreak of wildfires the country has had to deal with this summer. how stretched oul’ deal with this summer. how stretched our resources? i think it's fair to say that they're not very overstretched at the moment. you will remember, your viewers will remember the fires last year. we had some 500 over one weekend in october, which was really a record. there's half a dozen fires we have seen today and yesterday, and the big one is down in the south, and the algarve region. in the interior, not in the beaches. a local operation commanders had thought they would be able to bring it under control tonight. they have not managed to. some of the terrain is
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very accessible, deep valleys. pick the forest it. neither accessible or able to bomb it with water. we've seen able to bomb it with water. we've seen more able to bomb it with water. we've seen more than 800 firefighters there, and in the last hour or so, some 30 have been treated for the effects of fire and smoke. people in portugal and in spain as well as other countries around the mediterranean have been experiencing some pretty intense temperatures of the last few days. what is the situation around the country? as you mentioned, i'm in lisbon. lisbon actually had its highest ever temperature yesterday, saturday. 44 degrees. it has not been quite as hot today but temperatures have been even hotter in the interior, and that applies also to spain, of course. the very centre of the iberian peninsula. the hottest ever temperature was 47 degrees. we are
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only a tad below that now. we're looking forward now to monday, tomorrow, hoping that there may even be some showers towards the end of the day, and by tuesday, the heat wave should be over. alison roberts, in lisbon. thank you very much. now for something you don't see very often on a busy london street, a tropical snake eating a pigeon in broad daylight on the pavement. the snake, thought to be an abandoned boa constrictor, was found on high road, leytonstone this weekend. the rspca now has the snake in custody in a wildlife centre and is appealing for information about the incident. or indeed the owner. nicola white is the senior scientific officer for exotic animals at the rscpa. she gave us advice on what to do if you see a snake in the street and told us how the rspca deal with these incidents. the best thing to do if you see an exotic pet snake that you think has escaped, or been abandoned for any reason, is to monitor the snake.
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don't approach it, don't try and pick it up and just give the rspca a call. there are some species that are dangerous to humans, but the majority that we see picked up by the rspca are not dangerous. they're generallyjust corn snakes, king snakes, and in this case, a boa constrictor. whilst they obviously are wild animals, these species in particular are not going to be harmful to humans. but we do recommend people don't try to pick them up or touch them at all, just in case. we definitely do see an increase in the number of snakes we collect over the summer months. this could be because snakes that have escaped over the colder months are starting to come out because the weather is warmer. snakes are ectothermic, so they do warm up and get a little bit quicker. it is possible as well that owners are taking them outside to give them a little bit of fresh air, some exercise out in the garden. and when they warm up, as i say, they do become a little bit faster. what we do recommend is that owners always ensure that their snake is secure, and if they do decide to take them outside, make sure you keep hold of them
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and put them into an enclosure that's going to make sure that they cannot get out. it is illegal to allow your snake to escape under the wildlife and countryside act, and obviously, it's not ideal for the snake itself. we would send somebody out to collect the snake, safely, get it identified and then look after it at one of our specialist exotic facilities, either within the rspca or in private boarding. then we put out an appeal, like we have done so in this case, to see if the owner can come forward. ideally, we'd always like to reunite the snake with its owner. obviously, if the snake doesn't have an owner who comes forward, then we will put in place systems to try and get the animal re—homed. we would care for it until a good owner can come forward and take the snake home and give it a long and loving life. there you go. nicola white talking about that boa constrictor on the streets of east london. tributes have been pouring in for the veteran entertainer, barry chuckle — one half
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of the chuckle brothers — who has died at the age of 73. alongside his brother paul, he had been a fixture on children's television since the 1980s. in a statement, the entertainers' manager said he had passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family following a period of ill health. shaun hope is a chuckle brothers superfan who runs their facebook site and was friends with the brothers. i met them about 20 years now, coming up. i went to help out at the local school, got up on stage, custard pies flying all over the place and that was it. just hooked after that. i kept in touch with paul and barry for years now, i run their facebook pages. and you absolutely couldn't meet two nicer lads. they were just round the bend, just good, clean fun. even if you didn't like them, you still laughed. when you watch them on the telly, the stage shows when they performed on stage, just crazy. absolutely fantastic. still going strong, like, they do nightclub appearances. the place is absolutely packed out just to come and see the two lads. you know what i mean? they filled the place out. shaun hope paying tribute
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to chuckle brother barry chuckle, who's died at the age of 73. now let's take a look at the weather prospects. hello. it's been another fine, dry day. plenty of sunshine around for much of the uk. barely a cloud in the sky through central england and down towards wales too. it's a different story, though, the further north and west you go. we've got more cloud to northwest scotland. at times, this is producing patchy rain. so a very different feel to the day here. and that's because we're closer to this area of low pressure. it's having a greater influence. it's feeding in more cloud and also some weather fronts. so, patchy rain on and off. and you can see the extent of the cloud quite nicely on the satellite image. so sunny spells for northern ireland. a bit more cloud through northern england and up into northwest scotland. the best of the brightness here out towards the east, and certainly a large part of england and wales barely seeing any clouds whatsoever.
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and as we head on into this evening, it's a similar story. we will start to see that rain increase and become more persistent and a little bit heavier as we head into the night in scotland, and low cloud and some mist and murk working its way to southwest england and up into wales too. but even under clear skies, it's not going to be a cold night, with a minimum temperature of 13 celsius. so a warm start to monday morning, and for many, it will be a glorious start. plenty of sunshine around once again. the mist and murk through the southwest and into wales will lift quite quickly. there will be cloud through parts of western scotland and down into northern britain. and there may be some patchy rain at times. i think northern scotland has a greater chance of seeing something a little bit brighter as we head through the afternoon on monday, but that heat once again focused in the southeast corner, with highs of 31, possibly 32 celsius. now as we head into tuesday, this weather front is going to try to make progress and try to edge a little further south and eastwards, but it is going to stall.
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it will introduce more cloud into northern england and also one or two outbreaks of patchy rain too. but that will gradually fizzle out, and i think by the afternoon, it will be a case of sunny spells. certainly for a large part of england and wales, it's going to be another fine, dry day. plenty of warm sunshine once again and hot down towards the south and east, with temperatures reaching potentially 30 celsius. fresher further north and it will turn fresher for all of us as we head to the middle part of next week and more unsettled. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: jeremy corbyn apologises on social media over anti—semitism in the party after his deputy warned labour could disappear into a "vortex of eternal shame" if it wasn't resolved. president maduro of venezuela blames right—wing opponents and colombia for what he says was an assassination attempt using drones carrying explosives. the government publishes plans to change organ donation in england to an "opt—out" system from 2020. at present, donors have to sign up to the nhs register. children's entertainer
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barry chuckle, one—half of the chuckle brothers, has died at the age of 73. his comedy partner and brother paul said he'd lost his very best friend. now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday, i'm hugh ferris. the headlines this evening: can england's georgia hall make history at royal lytham?
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